Monday, September 29, 2014, was an exciting day for the Division of Public Health Programs, when members of the division were on hand to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in recognition of the Headstrong Project. In partnership with the division, The Headstrong Project offers evidence-based treatment for combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
The ringing of the NYSE opening bell helped to raise awareness and support for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who suffer from PTSD. It was met with much applause and preceded the annual Words of War Benefit (sponsored by The Headstrong Project organization) held on October 1. The benefit included a Theatre of War performance from Fujito featuring Anthony Edwards and Lily Taylor, and a poetry reading by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Completely free and confidential treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the NYC and tri-state areas is provided at Weill Cornell Medicine, and further information may be obtained from the Division of Public Health Programs. Leading experts at Weill Cornell Medical Center deliver individually tailored treatment designed for each veteran in support of The Headstrong Project's motto: "Hidden Wounds Can Be Healed".